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The Church of St. Alexander Nevsky

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The Church of St. Alexander Nevsky (Volosovo Town, 17 Khrustitsky Street). The wooden Rusian style church with one small dome was built during 1904-1905 and consecrated in 1905. In 1918 the registers of births were seized as well as the church lands. From 1922 it was belonged to the Renovated Church. From 1937 the church did not work. On 11 July 1938 it was closed and adapted for a pioneer centre. In autumn 1941 the church was opened again during the period of the German occupation. The priest Dmitry Goremykin, the church dean from the autumn 1941 until spring 1945, was arrested in 1945 and sentenced to 10 years of camps (he was liberated in 1955). After the ending of the war the church was not closed. The ancient iconostasis is survived, the church is repaired at the present time.

Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich

Goremykin, Dimitry Ivanovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Volosovo District/Volosovo Town/Khrustitsky Street

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